Monthly Archives: March 2013

Foods that feed your skin!

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We’ve rounded up some of the most recommended foods that are beneficial for your skin! Interested in giving some of these a try?

Foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals improve skin, leaving it healthy and glowing. Start with good nutrition on the inside and your face will show the healthy results. In addition, certain foods can be applied directly to your face to feed it from the outside. Get tips on the right ingredients to use to make masks and other facial treatments.

Foods to Eat

  • To keep skin healthy and glowing, give it a boost by consuming foods rich in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and dark leafy greens.
  • Feed your face with foods rich in vitamin E, such as vegetable oils, nuts (especially almonds), seeds, olives, spinach, and asparagus.
  • Nourish your face with calcium-rich foods such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
  • Nature’s wonder foods, including avocados, pomegranates, kale, fish oil, flaxseed oil, and soy products, can also nourish facial skin.
  • Mangoes are great for your complexion, and the antioxidants they contain help prevent premature aging.
  • Oysters, known as an aphrodisiac, are also terrific at fighting pimples. They’re rich in zinc, and they prevent acne and help keep skin elastic and moist.
  • Wheat germ contains biotin, which is essential for skin health. Sprinkle wheat germ on yogurt for a doubly effective treat!
  • Mushrooms are filled with riboflavin (vitamin B2), which makes them a crucial ingredient for tissue repair, especially after your face has been damaged or wounded.
  • Fried and greasy foods should be avoided because they feed your face with oil instead of nutrients.

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Tightening your skin with a laser

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Skin laser technology has developed so it can be used to treat many different imperfections, including age spots, pitted acne scars, and other types of scarring. Lasers can also be used on the skin to treat spider veins and varicose veins. Some even use lasers to remove freckles.

One amazing benefit of using lasers is their ability to tighten the skin,

Women and men who are looking for different ways to rejuvenate their skin have several options. Botox, cosmetic fillers, and surgery are all effective methods to make the skin on the face look refreshed. But for those of us who are afraid of needles and are not interested in surgery, laser skin tightening might be the best bet. There are side effects to this treatment, but for some, laser rejuvenation may be the best way to get smoother, fresher-looking skin. I

If you’ve spent years in the sun or are at an age when crow’s-feet are starting to appear, you might be interested in laser skin tightening. “Laser resurfacing can decrease the appearance of fine lines around your eyes, mouth, and cheeks. It resurfacing can also treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you have scars or sun damage,” says the Mayo Clinic.

Like any treatment, it’s important to know the risks involved.  Even though laser skin resurfacing is a noninvasive procedure, there can still be side effects. Risks for some patients might include itching, swelling, redness, infection, or changes in skin color. However, as laser technology becomes more advanced, a skin care specialist like Reno Vein Clinic’s Joelle Green can work with you to find the best kind of laser therapy with the fewest side effects.

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PBS Special on Vein Health

PBS recently aired a special on vein health. We’ve found a lot of great information in this short video that we think you’ll enjoy!

 

 

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http://vimeo.com/38412837

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